The BUMM Game – Body, Uterus, Mind and Mixed

Non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors such as excessive alcohol intake, tobacco consumption, drug intake, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity have an effect on sexual and reproductive health. With her interest in health promotion of the intersection between sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and NCDs, and to her personal experiences of struggling with her […]

NCD Child joins the WHO Youth Council

Back in January, Dr. Marie Hauerslev, NCD Child Past Chair and Chishuvo Mandivenga, Senior Project Coordinator, NCD Child Secretariat, attended the inaugural meetings of the WHO Youth Council in Geneva. The Youth Council is a network of 22 youth organizations from health and non-health backgrounds that will amplify the voices and experiences of young people, […]

Introducing the new NCD Child Global Advocacy Course

The new open-access, online NCD Child Global Advocacy Course aims to increase knowledge about the most pressing non-communicable diseases (NCD) priorities for children, adolescents and young people, and help those interested in NCD advocacy take their knowledge and skills to the next level.

NCD Global Burden of Disease Dashboard

The NCD GBD Dashboard provides data visualizations for the leading non-communicable diseases (NCDs) affecting young people aged 0-19 around the world, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, injuries and mental disorders. The dashboard also outlines major risk factors including child sexual abuse and bullying, alcohol use, tobacco, and high body mass index.

An open letter calls on UN climate agency to protect COP from corporate greenwashing

The world is increasingly at risk of “climate apartheid”, where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the escalating climate crisis while the rest of the world suffers, a report from a UN human rights expert has said.

Philip Alston, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said the impacts of global heating are likely to undermine not only basic rights to life, water, food, and housing for hundreds of millions of people, but also democracy and the rule of law.

A Healthier Caribbean: The Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action

The World Health Organization (WHO) describes mental health as a “state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community,” (1). Optimal mental health is critical for […]

Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action

On World Mental Health Day 2022, young people from across the Caribbean have launched the new ‘Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action’ and demanding urgent action from policymakers and leaders from across the Caribbean to transform the region’s mental health systems and to protect the mental health and wellbeing of children and youth in […]

Mental Health Advocacy and Action in Europe – Report

In partnership with The George Institute for Global Health, NCD Child hosted a European Regional Workshop entitled ‘Mental Health Advocacy and Action’. Events, which took place between June 21-30, 2022. The workshop objectives were to: Present a diverse range of case studies from experts who are working to reduce premature mortality from mental illnesses and […]

Resources on Mental Health

Reports and publications The impact of climate change on mental health and emotional wellbeing: current evidence and implications for policy and practice – Grantham Institute, Imperial College London Special Report on Mental Health – Resolve Global Health Mental Health and Climate Change: Policy Brief – World Health Organization WHO Mental Health Report: Transforming mental health […]